According to The official [Ministry of Transportation] Driving Handbook, section on drivers from other countries for Ontario, rules for waiving of mandatory waiting periods depend whether an applicant has:
- less than 12 months licensed driving experience within the preceding three years
- more than 12 months licensed driving experience but less than 24 months within the preceding three years, or
- a minimum of 24 months licensed driving experience within the preceding three years
This must be confirmed by authentication from a foreign licensing agency.
How is "licensed driving experience" defined? I have had my license for 7 years, but sometimes I don't drive for months. Should I count each calender month during which I have had a non-zero amount of driving, or is it defined in a different way? How can a licensing agency verify this, anyway?